Resources on Slavery in Richmond, Virginia
This online resource was created in 2009 as part of an ongoing initiative to help document the history of slavery in Richmond, Virginia. Its sponsors include the Richmond Slave Trail Commission, the public history program of VCU's Department of History and the Special Collections and Archives department of the VCU Libraries.
This site will function as a learning resource and will help identify images, print sources, manuscript collections, and other online resources related to the history of slavery in Richmond. This project is also intended to identify, acquire, and organize for public access the archives of the Richmond Slave Trail Commission.
For more information about this project please contact Special Collections and Archives.
In the News:
From the Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 5, 2011 - Burial-ground site set for transformation this summer (2011).
Style Weekly Magazine, 4/28/2010, "Breaking the Chains" - While Virginia prepares to mark the 150th anniversary of its secession from the union, Richmond searches for how best to tell a most difficult story: its role in the domestic slave trade.
Dr. Shawn Utsey, Chair of the VCU African American Studies Program.
Slave Trade as a Commercial Enterprise in Richmond, Virginia - National Register of Historic Places and the Johannas Design Group, April 2007.
Burial Ground for Negroes, Richmond, Virginia: Validation and Assessment Research Summary - A 16-page report prepared by the Department of Historic Resources, June 25, 2008.
Preliminary Archaeological Investigation of the Lumpkin's Jail Site (44HE1053), Richmond, Virginia - Prepared For the City of Richmond by Matthew R. Laird, Ph.D., James River Institute for Archaeology, Inc., Williamsburg, Virginia, May 2006
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